Top PhotoPass “Magic Shots” at Walt Disney World

We recently posted about the top spots to have photos taken in Walt Disney World.  Here are the top magic shots to get while in Walt Disney World.  Magic shots are special enhancements that Disney photopass photographers use to enhance and add magic to your Disney pictures.  Sometimes you have to ask for these while other times they will magically show up.  Either way these are fun additions to photos.

Magic Kingdom

There are numerous magic shots throughout Magic Kingdom for guests to take advantage of while visiting.

  • Wings – Fantasyland: Guests can have wings added to their backs to become a fairy like Tink.
  • Favorite Food – Main Street: A new favorite allows guests to be holding a delicious Mickey ice cream bar in their photo.  No worry about melting ice cream in this photo.
  • Ghosts – Haunted Mansion: After escaping the Haunted Mansion, guests can add some hitchhiking ghosts to their photos outside of the mansion.
  • Characters: Throughout the Magic Kingdom, guests can add favorite characters to their photos.
    • Tinkerbell – Main Street
    • Peter Pain – entrance to Magic Kingdom
    • Lumiere – by Beast’s castle
    • Sebastian – Eric’s castle
    • Stitch – bridge to Tomorrowland
    • Pascal – Fantasyland

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Hollywood Studios

Guests can take advantage of magic shots throughout Hollywood Studios focusing on movie favorites.

  • Characters: While visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios, guests can take advantage of numerous fun characters throughout the park.
    • Tink – entrance to the park
    • Olaf – Echo Lake
    • Mickey – Sunset Blvd
    • Chip – Theater of the Stars
    • Army men – Toy Story Land
    • Jack-Jack – Pixar Place
  • Balloons: Another fun one to try out is the floating balloons.  Hold them as a group, have someone float away or celebrate with them.  No matter what you choose it is super magical.


Epcot offers unique magic shots throughout the World Showcase as well as in Future World.

  • Figment: Figment can be found in both the World Showcase as well as at the main entrance of the park.  This silly purple dragon is sure to add some magic to your photo.
  • Postcards: When guests take photos throughout the World Showcase, their photo can be enhanced with a postcard frame.  This is a great memory to create at different countries.
  • Characters: Guests can grab some of their favorite characters throughout Epcot that are tied to the different countries.
    • Olaf – Norway
    • Mushu – China
    • Pascal – Germany
    • Figaro – Italy
    • Iago – Morocco
    • Chip – France

Animal Kingdom

Unique Disney characters will add magic to guests’ photos throughout Animal Kingdom.

  • Butterflies: In Discovery Island and around the Oasis guests can take pictures with butterflies.
  • Characters: Look for these one of a kind friends throughout the park.
    • Hyenas – Africa
    • Simba – Harambe Market
    • Bambi and friends – ticket window
    • Huey, Dewey and Louie – Dinoland
    • Kevin – Tree of Life
    • Banshee – Pandora

Magic shots will be sure to add smiles when you see your favorite characters and other fun elements added to your photos.

About Jennifer Retzlaff

My name is Jennifer Retzlaff and I became a lifelong Disney fan during my first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of my life. I live in Iowa with my husband and two kids who are growing up too quickly for my liking. I started introducing my love for Disney early to my family with a Disney honeymoon and then trips when our youngest of 18 months. Since then, our family has been to Walt Disney World over five times and we continue to plan and dream for the next trip. I love the magic that Disney brings to people through the theme parks, cruises, adventures and movies they create. As a teacher, I try to bring that magic into my classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” I recently reached a dream of mine as I joined Magic Vacation Planner as a personal travel advisor. With this team, I can now help others plan magical vacations. As a passionate writer, I also have my own blog at magicalvacationsbyjen which is also where you can follow me on instagram for trip reviews along with tips and tricks for your next magical vacation.